Status. Clout. Juice. Whatever it is -- the intangibles that humans need in order to govern other humans -- Willie Lewis Brown's got it.Da Mayor and current Kingmaker is also, technically, at risk of having Justice Department officials swoop down upon his residence at the St. Regis Hotel and seize s ... More >>
A little while ago, your humble narrator read through every last Willie Brown Chronicle column to count the unsolicited plugs of businesses or folks about town. That pretty much filled up a notebook. But we didn't see anything about Satan. Perhaps Satan doesn't have the kind of scratch it takes to g ... More >>
If Supervisor Chris Daly has taught us anything about San Francisco, it's that we really don't give a fuck how bad a potty mouth our city leaders have. But for some (political) reason, District 5 supervisor candidate London Breed's profanity-laced diatribe against Willie Brown has not sat well w ... More >>
The legal proceedings surrounding San Francisco's sheriff took a turn for the sordid on Monday, when Christina Flores, a former girlfriend of embattled Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, disclosed some rather embarrassing details of their romance during a pretrial hearing.Much of it involves underwear.Flore ... More >>
It hardly takes a deft mind to liken the ongoing Ross Mirkarimi domestic violence saga to the telenovelas his wife used to star in. Yet yesterday's testimony from ex-Mirkarimi flame Christina Flores was broad and prurient to an extent that would scare off even a soap opera sponsor. Per Flores, fr ... More >>
Hello, operator? During Herb Caen's heyday, he shared lunch with Willie Brown every week. When the Chronicle tabbed the latter to fill the former's long-empty shoes three years ago, the paper was desperately hoping it could, once again, win readers with an eccentric man about town. Brown, of cour ... More >>
Tamara PalmerOh, you fancy, huh? Bluestem Brasserie is a swank new downtown affair, or at least it felt that way when we ran into Da Former Mayor when we dipped in to check out the small but focused cocktail list at the restaurant. We settled on a Jane Deere (Makers 46, Coeur de Lion Calvados ... More >>
Da Mayor has competitionThe Deseret News has raised some eyebrows with its decision to make the sitting mayor of Utah's second-largest city a columnist. West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is apparently excited about this new platform to share his great ideas, which include the recent establishmen ... More >>
For San Francisco's new political triumvirate, the party never stops. On Jan. 6, Rose Pak and Willie Brown gleefully boasted to The Bay Citizen, that they'd orchestrated Ed Lee's selection as San Francisco's interim mayor. "As you know, I live serving my city. Would this be the next way?" ... More >>
How better to say goodbye to Willie Brown than with an exhibit of wicked political cartoons?
"We're going to the winner's circle or the hospital," declares one entrant
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
Fun in the sun -- with any luck
The economy's in a slump, and so are a lot of S.F. politicians. At least for the pols, Brow Set seems to be part of the answer.
A preview of Pac Bell Park's new restaurant, the Acme Chophouse
Socializing With the MayorZen and the Art of Shopping
The wonderful world of sport, packaged to appeal to a city of blasé cafe intellectuals
Theater Rhinoceros turns this fable into a frantic, antic farce
Free Taiwan; A Critical Examination of Cracker Morons and the Fall of the Roman Empire; Critical Mess; Death to the Deserving; Playing the Victim; Arrogant My Ass; Car Talk; A Parallel Universe; Released; Big Shoes; Both Sides Now